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're going to have more on that in a moment. >>> first, in new york city the subway system remains crippled after heavy flooding caused what officials say the worst damage in its 108 year history. no one knows when it will be up and running again. >>> let's go back to new jersey. there were countless rescues there and for some the realization that they were no match for mother nature. >> terrible. it was awful. it was the worst thing i ever saw. the waters came down like crazy. we were sorry we stayed. >>> new jersey appears to have taken the brunt. the weather channel's dave malkoff is live for us in toms river, new jersey. one of the hfof the hardest hit. thanks for being with us. what's it look like this morning? >> good morning. you can see where we are right now. we are standing right next to a boat. but as we pull out, you can see the boat is nowhere near the marina. we're right in the middle of the highway. the 30-foot boat is just contained of sitting there. if you read the back, it says that it came from beachwood which is down about that way, but if you look across that bridge, th
it could have had. >>> let's get to the news here at 30 rock in new york city. the first presidential debate a matter of hours away. a new battleground poll released moments ago shows where the race stans in ohio, virginia and florida. acoring to the nbc news/"wall street journal"/maris poll, ohio has opened up a lead in ohio among likely voters. in virginia, the president's lead shrunk to 2 points, well within the margin of error. there's a statistical tie there. the president held a five-point lead just last month. in florida, romney closed the gap as well. he's statistically tied with the president there. last month, romney trailed the president in that state by five points. a tight race all the way around. new national polls show the race tightening with 34 days to go. head-to-head matchup here. this is nationally. president obama leading 49% to 46% among likely voters. again, within the margin of error and closer than it was two weeks ago. on the direction of the country, 40% say we're heading in the right direction. 53% say things are on the wrong track. 40% is the highest mark
by showing up on election day. nina turner has represented cleveland, ohio, since 2006. first at city hall, now as a state senator. it's great to have you with us today, and the obama campaign touted its early lead there in ohio in the early voting yesterday saying it's not going to let up. as we know, the vice president is there basically all week. the race there will only get more heated with ohio now the top market in the ad spending. i want everybody to take a look at that. $177 million. is president obama's early lead enough to buffer any gains that the romney campaign is expected to make on election day the old fashioned way? >> i believe so, thomas. i mean, ohio is the president's life line. just as we delivered ohio in 2008, we will deliver ohio in 2012. the buckeyes here in the state understand that the president's policies are what are right for the state of ohio from throwing a lifeline to the auto industry to making sure that one of the first pieces of legislation that he signed into law was the lily leadbetter act. we have a governor in governor romney who can't even decide wh
, responding, saving lives, and they are helping the first responders, the volunteers, really the city, state, and federal workers who are doing a heroic job in our great city responding to this worst storm in my lifetime for new york. >> you represent constituents here. >> yes. >> how are they reacting to what's happened? >> they were rising to the occasion. the lower east side and lower west side has absolutely no power. there are no traffic lights. people are helping people cross the street. they were serving as the police directing traffic. they were helping each other. it reminded me of the spirit after 9/11 where everyone did whatever they could to help. but you need the city government, the state government, the federal government to come in and help. mr. romney says rely on the private sector. what if they decide not to fund it? the federal government is there funding disaster relief, disaster coordination. they are moving in supplies and equipment that is needed to help us restore our great city and to help the people. we had a terrible problem with one of our hospitals, new york hos
cornblut. for the first time in new york city, a nationally syndicated radio show host conservative steve diese. we said governor romney's momentum, but let me clarify this poll likely women voters. in virginia the president leads 54/42, ohio 54/42, florida, 54/41. is the president discussing these issues related to women's health because he sees governor romney having momentum or that's an achilles heel for governor romney? >> i think it's an achilles heel for romney. they focused on it, and they have a strong record on women's issues. governor romney does not. it's not just the binders comment, but you saw today they released this very strong ad on abortion going after mitt romney's contradictions on the state. this is why people like steve in the past never supported mitt romney, because he's all over the map on the issue of abortion. ted kennedy called him multiple choice. >> we have a new ad from the president hitting governor romney on the issue of abortion and we have the romney campaign's response if you will. those are out today, in fact. let's play them. >> you know, those ads s
on the mound. nfl, thursday night football, steelers on the road in music city. taking on the titans. first quarter, purposing from 22. it's not good. titans eventually recovered near the goal line. it led to a tennessee touchdown. four seconds left. score tied at 23. good from 40 yards out. the party is on in nashville. titans win the section of the season. steelers drop to 2-3 losing their third consecutive. >>> coming up at the top of the hour, joe biden and paul ryan get together for their one and only debate serving as proxies for the president and mitt romney. how did ryan do? we'll knock that around with our "morning joe" crew. when we come back here, we huddle around the water cooler to watch a near brawl in a debate in california. head locks and fingers in faces when way too early comes back. a great clean doesn't have to take longer. i'm done. i'm gonna read one of these. i'm gonna read one of these! [ female announcer ] unlike sprays and dust rags, swiffer 360 duster's extender gets into hard-to-reach places without the hassle. so you can get unbelievable dust pickup in less time
a confirmed death. the first in a city. a man in flushing queens when a tree crashed into his house and crushed him. ida of our new york station wnbc, is in lower manhattan. ida, what can you tell us? >> reporter: chris, we're maybe a couple blocks away from the world trade center site and there was significant flooding out here for much of the evening. i'd say from maybe 8:00 up until -- well, right this very moment. check out the flooding here. these are the northbound lanes of the highway. if i walk back here, i'm probably in the deepest area where we are standing, maybe about ten inches of water here. if we look up north, it's a little dark and hard to see and it looks like there's two feet of water in that direction. all in all, the good news is, we've seen a lot of receding. maybe an hour ago this entire area was completely underwater. i would say half an hour ago, i want to show you this cardboard box that barely survived the storm. this was underwater half an hour ago and that's a good 50 feet from where the water is right now. things are starting to recede. at the height of
. and the top ad this week, green bay, wisconsin, again. so the battle is mostly in the midwest. for the first time there are no cities in virginia or florida in the top ten. at least not for now. whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios we might still be making mix tapes. find this. pause this. play this. eject this. write this. it's like the days before esurance express lane™. you had to find a bunch of documents just to get a car insurance quote. now express lane finds your driving info with just one click, saving time to be nostalgic about the days before express lane. thank you, insurance for the modern world. esurance. now backed by allstate. click or call. >>> i had, i don't know, 20-something jobs before i got elected president, but this is the first time in my life i ever got to be the warm-up act for bruce springsteen. >> 45-minute warm-up act, and it was a good 45 minutes. welcome back to "hardball." 19 days to the election, and barack obama is bri
for the second year in a row as top city in the u.s. great restaurants too. >>> now here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. after mitt romney's binder full of women remark at tuesday's debate, a coalition of women's groups in massachusetts said romney did not ask for resumes for women cabinet candidates. they went to him and romney's son tagg told the radio host what he wanted to do when president obama said his father was not telling the truth. >> jump out of your seat and take a swing at him but you know you can't do that because, well, first, because there's a lot of secret service between you and him but also because that's the nature of the process. >> 66.5 million watched the debate and reaction was in full swing on the campaign trail. joe biden stumping in nevada gave his own folksy take on the romney/ryan tax proposal. >> we learned that suddenly, suddenly governor romney lost that plan, that $5 trillion tax pl plan. >> a musician used to sing a song. >> and florida republican senate candidate connie mack debated bill nelson and both men objected to wha
. we'll have that clip a little later in the show. >>> first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. we begin on the trail. another day of campaigning today in the three battleground states. this morning, both candidates begin the day with stops in virginia. from there it'sn n tn t on to the president while mitt romney heads to florida. this morning's jobs report will set the tone. we'll have them live for you on "morning joe." it's the second to last jobs report before the november election. economists expecting about 113,000 jobs added. the unemployment rate to hover around the current 8.1%. after wednesday night's debate, which drew more than 70 million viewers, large crowds awaited both candidates on the trail. president obama greeted by 30,000 in madison, wisconsin, came out ready to fight back and showed the fire he was lacking in denver. >> when i got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney's been running around the country for th
new york city, at new york university medical center these are the first pictures we were just showing you. where a power outage forced the evacuation of critical care patients. let's go to nbc news correspondent rehema ellis who's there now. what is the latest from there, rehe rehema? >> reporter: the evacuation is continuing, chris. as you point out, 215 patients, some pediatric patients and critical care patients who had to be evacuated when the backup generator fail. we're on 29th street and 1st avenue. everything from here on down has been in the dark for many hours tonight as a result of the storm. we understand there was a transformer fire at a con edison station in lower manhattan which could have knocked everybody out of power. it's important to point out there has been no chaos, no panic. it has been a very orderly transfer of patients here from the nyu university medical center. they also had intermittent telephone service and they've been letting people know that they have not been able to contact the loved ones of these patients as they're leaving. but they're leaving that
there in your city? >> well, i think the first thing that we need to do is to get power restored as quickly as we can. you know, there's an old saying that pictures are better than words. and for the president to come to atlantic city, i am most appreciative. he will see for himself the devastation that has been wrecked on this city by sandy. but i'm happy to say that although the loss in terms of property is catastrophic, on the human side the loss was very minimal. not to diminish the loss of one life that we had, but there has been no real serious injury to our residents. we did have one fatality. and so on the human side, i think we came through this as best as we could hope. certainly we would like to have preserved all life, but we did unfortunately lose one. but again, on the property side, catastrophic damage. on the human side, very minimal, so i'll very thankful for that. >> seeing things very important but the actions of the people of atlantic city restoring power more important. what is the timeline, sir, that you think that people will get power? >> as we speak, crews are out a
people still in their homes on the bay side of the city. the governor said it's a situation they will have to monitor and first thing in the morning at first light respond to and try to get those people out. not far from here just a couple blocks, one of the city's last resort shelters a guard unit went in there and pulled those people out and took them to atlantic city high school. so the shelters that were kept if place drawing criticism. chris christie's statement was there shouldn't have been shelters open here on the island. the winds are still coming ashore here. and we really won't know what kind of damage has taken place inside the city proper. i'm chris kato reporting for wcau. >> what he was explaining was cutting out of some of the time because we have a live shot in the middle of the storm about the controversy over those shelters. the the contrast is between the wishes of the local mayor and the wishes of the governor. governor chris christie saying there should not have been any sheltering in place on site in atlantic city that everybody should have been evacua
titans duel. >>> and beer bounces back. >>> and the city that is cracking down on snacks. your "first look" at this morning's business headlines is straight ahead. >>> plus paul ryan is the latest victim of bad lip reading. that's ahead in scrambled politics. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ female announcer ] ready for a taste of what's hot? check out the latest collection of snacks from lean cuisine. creamy spinach artichoke dip, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls. they're this season's must-have accessory. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. check out the latest collection of snacks from lean cuisine. creamy spinach artichoke dip, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls. they're this season's must-have accessory. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. >>> in the news this morning, the depp of homeland security is under fire for spending hundreds of millions of dollars on an anti-terror program tracking u.s. citizens. a bipartisan senate report claims dozens of so-called fusion intelligence centers have come up with mostly useless information. secretary janet thnapolitano's office calls the
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. nowhere is the buy local movement greater than the progressive city of austin. as we first told you last year, it's there, that local farmers and suppliers are working with distributors to give residents the chance to stock up with items from their own proverbial backyard. >> here, piggy, wiggy, wiggy. >> it doesn't get more local than this. green gate farm, located on the outskirts of austin, texas, is run by aaron flynn and skip. they raise rare breed hogs in a wide range of organically grown vegetables. >> in farming, there's heavy up front costs -- a barn, a tractor, fencing -- it takes a long time before you're going to see a profit. >> green gate is a very small, very local business. it provides food for about 100 families a year and at the same time provides income to a fair number of other local businesses and suppliers. >> we're growing rare breed guinea hogs. they need organic feed. that supports the feed mill. we need fencing. that supports the supply stores. then there's a butcher. i need to hire who's going to start making fine sausages, who will sell it to a restaurant. >>
] get more access with the citi card. [ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] >> welcome back fo "first look." stories making news, moments ago, the nobel peace prize has been awarded. it will not go to an individual person or persons. instead, the european union for six decades of contributions to the advancement of peace and democracy of human rights in europe. >>> leon panetta says the u.s. is becoming -- transportation system and financial networks. last night, he painted a dire picture. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. >> the lebanese militant group hezbollah is claiming a drone that was shot into israel calling it an unprecedented achievement. >>> the obama administration is calling an international criminal group clearing the way to seize criminal profits from the gang. scientists say they discovered a planet twice the size of eartha is made largely of diamond. it is encircling a nearby star every 18 hours. here is your first look at a dish of scrambled politics. the
is going up in a helicopter and we're going to get our first pictures here this afternoon. we've had reports from point pleasant beach where the beach was essentially taken and spread through the town and then we've heard from atlantic city and seen where the boardwalk was ripped up and so forth. in the middle is long beach island and i haven't seen any reports from long beach island. what happened there is they were on the side of the storm where the water was pushed from the ocean in across the shoreline. farther south, down into maryland and delaware, much of the coast where they had some damage, they didn't have that hard push of water at high tide like good parts of the jersey shore did. so we're very, very fearful there and also on the south shore of long island. we also haven't seen that. so there is much more to learn about just those two areas let alone other areas spread around the northeast. >> and as you point out, the high winds, continuing high winds, and gusts are going to make it even that much longer before we get power restored to all of those people. >> that's righ
its fair share of problems and flight out of the city. i wonder, let's talk first why? why did you choose to go back to baltimore? >> you know, it was a question that even a lot of my friends asked me when i said i'm going back to baltimore, they were like why? honestly i believe in the baltimore story. i believe in the fact i'm a very proud baltimorens and we are proud people, proud of our city and have a lot of infrastructure that's in place that's actually showing where we're making a renaissance. if you look at school readiness indicators in baltimore, 12 years ago we were at 27% of kids were at school readiness now we have around 73% of kids at school readiness. new infrastructure coming back, arts and cultural base coming back. it's an exciting time to be there but you're going with both eyes open understanding there's economic challenges, social challenges that have to be tackled, particularly when looking at great american citys. >> we brought up those manufacturing stats because that's -- we talk about the systemic problems with a lot of these cities and the reality is, is
. and then it's the streets of new york city where travel is still at a standstill. but first, as we always give it to you before this first break, the schedule of the president and governor romney. the president obviously new jersey today will do an aerial tour. also plans to do an aerial tour with governor christie. mitt romney, of course, all over the state of florida. right now as we go to break those are live pictures. that's hoboken, folks. those are live right now. that is standing water in the streets of hoboken. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios >>> well, here is some
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along the coastline of new york city made it very difficult all night for first responders here to reach a massive six alarm fire that is burning in the borough of queens. the fire broke out in breezy point destroying 50 homes on the rockaway peninsula that jets out into the atlantic ocean. more than 170 firefighters responded to the inferno which broke out around 11:00. there's no word on what started the fire yet. luckily only two people suffered minor injuries. elsewhere, right now, there are over 600,000 con ed customers as luke at that live picture of new york city without power. that is in new york and the surrounding buoroughs. among the problems was a massive explosion at a con-ed substation on 14th street. you see it right here. likely caused by flood organize flying debris. the new york stock exchange will be closed for a second straight day to day. also, the midtown crane you may have heard about partially collapsed at the beginning of this storm is still dangling at this hour from a high-rise about 74 stories above the street. that's on 57th street in midtown. that block rema
to buildings in the city. there's some damage to the infrastructure here. but, again, we can't get to exactly how much damage because those first responders we've been talking about all night aren't going to get out and really assess things until this storm moves through. so right now we're in a situation where we know there's some damage. we know there's some flooding. but the extent of that won't be known until sometime tomorrow morning. >> how far is it and it's been a little while since i've been to cape may, how far from the actual waterfront to where homes are? >> it's probably, chris, and this is just eyeballing the situation, but it's probably 300 to 400 yards till you get to the first homes and also you have some hotels and things like that along the shoreline here. i can tell you i talked to one home owner maybe an hour ago who had made the trip, we're holed up in a hotel at one of the highest points in cape may. made the trip a couple blocks to check on his home. what he said at that point that there had been some water that had breached the home and had gotten inside. not to the p
, and washington, d.c. flood waters along the new york city coastline made it difficult for first responders to reach a massive six-alarm fire which began overnight in queens. in new york alone, nearly 2 million people are without power. con edison intentionally, actually, had to cut power to tens of thousands of folks in order to try to protect equipment from rising water. then there was an explosion at a substation in manhattan, that caused -- that was caused by flooding, flying debris knocked out power to another 250,000 people. also last night, a backup power system failed at nyu medical center and that forced the evacuation of all 215 patients to nearby hospitals. that's everything we think we know right now. now, coastal flooding, destructive winds, heavy rain actually will continue as sandy heads inland. let's get the very latest on the storm's path. we go to the man, to the iron man for us lately, nbc news meteorologist bill karins. where does sandy stand now? what's going to be affected? and where is it heading? >> sandy is going to be more than anything else a nuisance today. peopl
of president obama at the debate the other night. >>> first to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. a 21-year-old college student accused of trying to detonate a van carrying what he believed were explosives next to the federal reserve building in manhattan. quazi nafis is from bangladesh. authorities say he came to the u.s. on a student visa in january with the purpose of launching a terrorist attack and took classes in cybersecurity before trying to contact what he thought were al qaeda operatives. turns out those contacts were undercover agents with the fbi. wnbc's jonathan dienst is the chief investigative reporter and has the latest for us. jonathan. >> reporter: almost 24 hours after his arrest mohammed nafis remains behind bars without bail on the terror conspiracy counts, investigators say he tried to drive that van here to the federal reserve bank in lower manhattan and tried to set off a 1,000-pound bomb by remote control. but all along fbi, nypd and homeland security officials say they were on to him monitoring his every move and even provided through in
to tampa overnight. tomorrow, the phase continues. hitting four cities before returning to d.c. in the evening. >> this is the first stop on our 48-hour fly around campaign marathon extravaganza. but hi to start in iowa to ask you for your vote, to ask you for your support so we can finish what we started. >> the vice president was also on the trail today. and he had some advice for a young supporter. >> these guys have become so tied to special -- look, i don't blame that baby for crying. you know what, she just realized what it means if romney gets elected. she was out there, god love her. hi, baby. how are you? it's okay. he's not going to get elected. you're going to be okay. >> it's okay. he's not going to get elected. so for his part, governor romney keeps saying, he's got the momentum. >> i'm not sure whether you've been watching tv but we've had a number of debates lately. have you noticed that? and you know, they have really propelled our campaign. >> they have supercharged our campaign. i've got to tell you that. >> you're seeing this movement growing. >> there's no
in kenya. that clip a little later in the show. >>> first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. we begin with 12 days and counting in race to elect our next president. a new "time" magazine poll in ohio, some people say it all comes down to this state, showing the president leading by five points, 49%-44% among likely voter. big advantage for president obama has to do with early voters. among those who have already cast their ballots, obama leading romney by 60% to 30%, according to "time" magazine's poll. those who have yet to decide, though, 45%-45% in this same poll. today mitt romney's scheduled to make no fewer than three stops in ohio. last night in iowa, another battleground states, 2300 supporters packed an airplane han hangar as he claimed his campaign had all the momentum. >> the obama campaign is slipping because it can't find an agenda to help the american family but our campaign is growing in a movement across this country saying we're going to get america back, america strong and provide for our families. i'm optimistic. we are going to win,
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, this was a devastating storm, maybe the worst that we have ever experienced. our first responders have been doing a heroic job protecting our city and saving lives and they are still fighting fires and con ukt doing life-saving search and rescue migs and we owe them an enormous debt of gratitude. the storm brought something like 23 serious fires to parts of staten island, brooklyn, queens as well as city island in the bronx. the terrible fire on breezy point is now ununder control, but we believe we lost more than 80 houses. the search and recovery operations there are ongoing. if any of you saw the pictures on television is looked look a forest fire out in the midwest. the winds were just deaf statinstatin devastating and blowing from one building to the next one. we are hoping and praying that there was no loss of life in those fires, but even we can -- even if we can save any lives, many people have lost their homes and they have our full support in the days and weeks ahead. the 76 shelters we opened will remain open today and we will continue to keep shelters open until people displaced by th
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to bring you these stories. put it down, lewis. you're going to get to work. don't screw it up. >>> first, let's get to the news at 5:30 at "30 rock" in new york city. we begin on the campaign trail with 29 days until the elections. today mitt romney is set to deliver a major foreign policy address at the virginia military institute aiming to put pressure on president obama by portraying him as a weak and ineffective figure on the world stage. the 30-minute speech entitled the mantle of leadership will focus on a vision of peace through strength as in the tradition of harry truman and ronald regan. in prepared remarks released to the media the republican candidate is expected to address missteps in libya and talking about the deadly attack on bengha benghazi. he will say as president he would partner with other nations to help arm the rebels who are fighting assad's government. >>> on our relationship with egypt, romney will make the argument that u.s. aid should be tied to the egyptians upholding their peace treaty with israel. with growing tension over iran's nuclear program, mitt romne
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this street right here with luggage and suitcases getting out of here. this is the first time they've been able to leave. if they're not leaving, they're coming back with supplies. over in the next town over in jersey city there is a target open that's pretty much the only thing open over there. you see people coming back with whatever groceries the he cy ie find. they still don't have power. no idea when that's going to go up. the main issue is the water. you said there are live wires. that's right. there's a lot of sewage and contaminants in this water. if you stay still you can see there's a lot of heating oil and gasoline and fuel here. you see the sheen on the water right here. the way it discolors. that's what the mayor here is super concerned about. she doesn't want people walking in this water. unfortunately, you see people doing just that because they want to get out. they don't have boots and in lieu of boots they're tying garbage bags around their shins. we're getting out of the way of this truck because he has to get in there. again, there are still a number of people who will
of this video. skater dude meet deer. that clip later in the show. first to the news live at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. >>> we begin with stories from overseas where foreign policy is coming out as the central topic in the election with much of the recent focus on the attack on bengahzi, libya. romney advisers are split on how broadly they should hit the president over his handling of the attack and why it took so long to acknowledge it was an act of terrorism. some romney advisers to keep the focus on the economy, some are saying romney should have a major foreign policy speech days after the debate. over the weekend, the white house was on the defensive after the friday's announcement that the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in bengahzi was deliberate and organized. peter king of new york called on susan rice to resign as u.s. ambassador to the united nations after she initially claimed the attack on the consulate was part of the spontaneous protest after an anti-islamic video. yesterday paul ryan and john mccain slammed the administration's handling of the deadly attack.
'll see on and off periods of rain, even in new york city. then we're soaked through central connecticut, now spreading northward into massachusetts and boston. it looks like you're about to get your first rain of the morning. many areas on i-95 are being affected by the storm. the huge storm is located almost over the top of chicago and milwaukee. it is a cold, raw, rainy day from indianapolis to chicago, raining and temperatures in the 40s is not fun by nen's standards. it will be windy in the northern plans but not as bad as yesterday where rapid city had hurricane force gusts up to 80 miles per hour. today's forecast on this friday, most of the bad weather will be early in the day today from new york city to philadelphia. all afternoon long up into areas of new england. the rest of the country we have talked about chicago to minneapolis and atlanta, it looks like from colorado to california, much of the deep south, no problems traveling this weekend. >>> the $35 million andy warhol. girl dumps on guy who happened to go on and win mega millions. your "first look" at the business headl
allowed them to go up in the first place, but the fact we stood up and fought here in the city of cleveland and across ohio, it says a lot. the fact that all the billboards are coming down, about 150 of them across the country, is a big deal. the folks who put up the billboards were cowards to target minority communities. but we're not going to let that stop us from getting out the vote. >> what with you hearing? were they having an effect? was there conversation and confusion about voter fraud? >> people were very concerned. as you can imagine, in some of the communities, there are ex-offenders that live in those communities. but in ohio, if you are an ex-offender and you're registered to vote, you can vote. so the fact they would put a message out like that is deplorable. it makes no sense. they are out to get folks that don't exist. voter fraud is nearly nonexistent and they know it. but they will do any rotten thing to try to suppress the vote. especially among those most likely to vote for obama. and everyone in this country should be upset that anybody would do that and t
. it was the first home victory for the skins since the first week of last season. welcome news for a city that is still heartbroken over the end of the baseball season. i can atus to that. attest to that. >>> the pakistani teen who was attacked and shot by the taliban last week has just arrived at a major trauma center in the uk. since her shooting, thousand as cross pakistan and around the world have taken to the streets demanding justice for malala who was targeted by the taliban because of her work advocating for rights of girls to be educated. our reporter is live in birmingham outside queen elizabeth hospital. bring us up to date on what are doctors telling you about her chances of recovery? >> reporter: andrea, she got here to the hospital in the last half hour or so. medical staff will be looking at her now. she had that 12 hours in the air, stopping off in abu dhabi on the way here. so she has had a long flight. she now has been taken to the hospital on a very slow journey. paramedics were very careful because of the nature of her injuries. but in the last hour, a hospital spokesp
getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain, he's debated both the president and mitt romney. he says we will see two very strong well-prepared debaters and he predicts few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> barack obama is going to be formidable, and i think it will be a good debate, but i certainly would not underestimate what barack
, "the daily show." arnold sits down with stewart a bit later in the show. >>> first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. a spirited, at times, testy debate last night as massachusetts republican incumbent senator scott brown met his democratic challenger, elizabeth warren, at the university of massachusetts in lowell. it was the second of four scheduled debates as a new poll from "the boston globe" shows 18% of massachusetts voters still undecided and with warren holding a lead. right out of the gate, moderator david gregory asked about the controversy around elizabeth warren's claim to native american heritage. >> i never used the information about our native american heritage to get any advantage, not to apply to college, not to apply to law school, and not to get hired for any job. i was listed in a directory as -- i listed myself as native american. i was listed there. it's part of who i am. >> do you consider yourself a minority? >> i consider myself as having a native american background. that's what i said. that's what i am. >> no on
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on the media obsession with polls. we'll show that you clip a little bit later in the show. first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city and in john stewart's honor we begin with polls. new numbers released just moments ago for likely voters in three critical swing states n ohio, an nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows president obama hanging on to a lead, 51-45. down in florida, it was a one point race before the debate. this morning, still a one-point lead for president obama within the margin of error. they are tied in the state of florida. in virginia is where the republican candidate is seeing some of the biggest gains. they are now in a virtual tie. romney has edged ahead of the president 48-47. that's a three point reversal from a week ago. again though, within the margin of error. they are tied in virginia as well. >>> another battleground poll out today points to a very tight race. according to "new york times"/cbs news poll, mitt romney leads the president by one point in colorado. tight across the country. last month the president up one poi
of our reporters standing by throughout the danger zones with full reports but first, our meteorologist bill karins, live in lower manhattan, bracing for the storm surge tonight. bill, you're down there near battery city and obviously you're looking at tide coming in i guess around 8:30 tonight, is the really first test of just how bad this is going to be? >> yeah. this is slightly scary since this is what it looks like at the low tide, you know. we hit that this morning the high tide, about six hours go to the low tied, get up there. it's already gone down about four or five feet since at peak high tide and from here it's going to go up. the tidal predictions are to the exact science. it's almost like river forecasts. the high drolgss make them with the best knowledge they have. it's not as good as your forecast we give you days in advan advance. it's not the exact science. fluid situation with the storm and a lot of factors and so right now, we're thinking it's going to be about two to three feet higher than what we saw when it was down here on the edge splashing over. that means if i
-- the first debate is wednesday night in denver. mitt romney in the mile high city tonight for a predebate rally. surrogate chris christie set expectations mile high claiming wednesday night is yet another restart of the romney campaign. >> governor romney's going to lay out his vision for a better and greater america for greater opportunity for all of our citizens and i think that's when you're going it see this race really start to tighten and then move in governor romney's direction. come thursday morning the narrative of this race is going to change. >> romney has been preparing with senator rob portman who filled in as obama during john mccain's 2008 prep. the president practicing with jor kerry playing the role of romney. kerry is a good fit since the parallels between his '04 and current one is overwhelming. can romney get the post-debate bounce kerry did in '04 and take it one step further and turn it into something kerry couldn't do eight years ago. in '04 president bush had a six-point lead before the debates but kerry's performance boosted him tying the men for the final debate
of the baseball season and we start in kansas city where the tiger miguel cabrera firned the 2012 season as the first triple crown winner since 45 years ago. detroit hopes his bat stays hot into the playoffs against an unexpected champion out west. there's a division title sweeping the rangers to make the last day of the season their only day in first place. the team with the lowest payroll in the major leagues won 67 of the final 100 games. big momentum into the postseason. >>> the national nightmare at nationals park is finally over. teddy finally crossing the finish line in first place during the fourth inning president's race. it's been a long season for teddy but white house support from jay carney and john mccain helped him finally snag a victory. [ rosa ] i'm rosa and i quit smoking with chantix. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in be
gusts but this is the first time probably in about 12 hours we don't have any locations on here above 55 or near 60. atlantic city is the highest there at 52. so good signs that winds are slowly beginning to drop down. we're in the 40 and 30 range throughout the delmarva, d.c. washington, d.c., by the way, you had a windy late night. you had some gusts up to 60 miles per hour which caught some people by surprise. further to the north in new england, finally the winds are dying off there, too. we shouldn't see too much more damage. the concern i have overnight besides additional winds is the heavy snow through areas of west virginia, pennsylvania, and also through areas of extreme mountainous maryland. chris, it's going to snow another 1 to 2 feet on top of the foot that is already on the ground. people are already stuck in numerous locations because of that heavy snow and downed trees. so just a multifaceted historic storm. the name sandy is almost guaranteed to be retired by the national hurricane center. i'm sure this will be a multibillion dollar storm damage. we probably had close to
. how chicago is going up against san antonio to see which city can get healthier, first. and up next, a new pbs documentary goes behind the scenes of the presidential campaigns for the personal moments and tough decisions that have shaped president obama and governor romney. but first, bill karins with a check on your forecast. bill. >> good morning to you, mika, on this columbus day. the well advertised blast of cold air came down, made it all the way to the eastern sea board. the question now, how long is it going to last? looks like there's a reenforcing shot of cold air in the midwest, so i think they're here for a week. just dropp eped down to 31 in oklahoma city. one of the earliest freezes on record there. this is not your normal cold air blast. about two weeks early. also a little rain in areas of tennessee. that will try to move through the mid-atlantic this afternoon, so you may get a little wet later on this afternoon. not a lot of rain. just a little bit. a cold start, a beautiful afternoon in the central plains. no big storms across the country over the next couple of da
. literally lift it up off the ground. and we have to think of our cities very differently than we thought about in the past. parking lot underneath -- the first four or eight stories of buildings may not be the prettiest thing to look at, but better you lose a parking lot than a bunch of apartments or business units. we're going to have to think about making our infrastructure more protectable. this thing in new york is absolutely the example. our problems with metro north are absolutely the example. we'll have to harden systems and spend money on those systems. even while we're spending money to repair those systems. there's a bigger question. in a country where people don't like to talk about infrastructure investment, at least half the people in the country don't like to talk about infrastructure investment, how are we going to e get it done? e we need leadership that doesn't talk about europe and china and then not expect to repeat it here in the united states. we need to rebuild our infrastructure. we need to harden our infrastructure. we need to protect that infrastructure. and we n
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